Scones & Afternoon Tea - with Barbara Sweeney

Love food? Love books? Love the gentle art of afternoon tea? 

Join Barbara Sweeney in this special scone making class where you make batches of scones using ingredients bought direct from farmers – yes, even the wheat – and cook recipes from different cookery writers’ recipe books, designed to showcase different methods of making scones, plain and fancy. 

Banter over a cup of tea about whether scones should be served with butter or cream, or both.

Tutor: Barbara Sweeney

Hello, I’m Barbara. I'm a keen home cook as well as a food writer and bring the cooking experience and food knowledge I've gained by reading and writing about food, cookbooks and cooking for more than 20 years to this course. I’ve worked in and around food all my life, as a journalist and teacher and in food events. I created the writers’ festival Food & Words, sell vintage cookbooks online – and at December’s Northside Produce Market – and teach food writing. I spent almost 18 years writing about chefs and restaurants for guides such as Cheap Eats in Sydney and The Good Food Guide and travelled Australia in pursuit of food stories for Country Style. Not a week goes by where I don’t try out a new recipe or technique. I count myself as most fortunate to have worked with Yotam Ottolenghi before he became famous.